Archive for the 'Stone Mountain Park’s firearm ban' Category

Stone Mountain Repeals Gun Ban; Lawsuit Settled

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2009

The Stone Mountain Memorial Association has repealed its ban on carrying firearms in Stone Mountain Park. Carrying with a GFL and car carry (even without a GFL) now are permitted. The former (interim) provision that requires notifying the police when carrying in the park also has been repealed. In recognition of these changes and in exchange for SMMA’s reimbursing GCO for GCO’s costs in its lawsuit in the case against SMMA, GCO has dismissed its case against SMMA. The text of the new ordinance may be viewed here.

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Stone Mountain Repeals Firearms Ban

Wednesday, November 5th, 2008

The Board of the Stone Mountain Memorial Association has repealed its long-standing ban on the carrying of firearms in Stone Mountain Park.  In its place, the Board enacted an ordinance banning the possession of firearms for people without GFLs.  People with GFLs no longer are disallowed from carrying, but they are required in the new ordinance to notify the park police “as soon as possible after entering the park” of the presence of the firearm.  In addition, consuming alcohol is prohibited.  GCO is reviewing the revised ordinance and has not announced how the revisions will affect, if at all, GCO’s lawsuit against SMMA.

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SMMA Answers Complaint Over Gun Ban

Friday, June 27th, 2008

The Stone Mountain Memorial Association, represented by the Attorney General, has answered GCO’s lawsuit challenging SMMA’s ordinance banning firearms in Stone Mountain Park.  The Answer may be viewed here.

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GCO Sues Stone Mountain Over Gun Ban

Monday, May 19th, 2008

GCO has filed a lawsuit in the Superior Court of Dekalb County against the Stone Mountain Memorial Association, seeking to have SMMA’s ban on possession or carrying a firearm in Stone Mountain Park declared invalid.  A copy of the complaint can be viewed here.

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AG Defends Stone Mountain Park Carry Ban

Thursday, May 15th, 2008

The Georgia Attorney General’s office has responded to GCO’s letter requesting a repeal of the ban on possession of firearms in Stone Mountain Park.  In its letter, the Attorney General succinctly informs GCO that it “respectfully disagree[s]” with GCO’s position.  The letters may be viewed here.

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